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Arjumand Ghazi, PhD

Arjumand Ghazi, PhD
Job Title Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Job Title Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology
One Children's Hospital Drive
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-9433 Phone
412-692-8036 Fax

Education and Training

Graduate School:

2001 PhD, National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Tata Institute for Fundamental Research (TIFR), Bangalore, India


2007 Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California (UCSF), San Francisco, CA


  • Genetics Society of America
  • Society for Developmental Biology


  • 2006-09 Larry L. Hillblom Foundation for Aging Postdoctoral Research Grant
  • 2004 Indian National Science Academy Young Scientist Award
  • 2003-05 American Federation for Aging Research Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2002-04 Scientific Advisory Board Assistant, Science of Aging Knowledge Environment 
  • 1999 WoodWhelan Research Fellowship, International Union of Biochemists and Molecular Biologists
  • 1999 Journal of Cell Science Fellowship, Company of Biologists
  • 1998 Surdna Foundation Scholarship, Marine Biological Laboratory
  • 1995 31st Rank All India Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering conducted by the Indian Institutes of Technology (ITT)
  • 1994 Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, India, Summer Research Fellowship
  • 1993 Department of Biotechnology, India, Scholarship
  • 1993 Valedictorian, St. Ann's College, Osmania University, Hyderbad, India


  • Ghazi, A, Korenblit, S, & Kenyon, C.  TCER-1, a transcription elongation factor that extends lifespan in response to signals from the reproductive system. PLoS Genetics, 5(9), e1000639. 2009.
    Recommended by Faculty of 1000: http://www.f1000biology.com/article/id/1163908/evaluation.
  • Ghazi, A*, Korenblit, S*, & Kenyon, C. Regulation of Caenorhabditis elegans lifespan by a proteasomal E3 ligase complex. Proc. National Academy of Science USA, 104(14): 5947-5952. 2007. *equal contribution.
    Focus of Dispatch Article: C. elegans Aging. Proteolysis cuts both ways. Bruce Bowerman Current Biology 17(13): R514-16. 2007.
  • Ghazi, A, Paul, L, & Vijayraghavan, K. Pre-pattern genes and signaling molecules regulate stripe expression to specifiy Drosophila flight muscle attachment sites. Mech. of Development, 120, 519-552. 2003.
  • Ghazi, A, & Vijayraghavan, K. Control of gene-expression by combinatorial computing on DNA. Nature, 408, 419-420. 2000.
  • Ghazi, A, Anant, S, & Vijayraghavan, K. Apterous mediates development of direct flight muscles autonomously and indirect flight muscles through epidermal cues. Development, 127(24), 5309-5318. 2000.

    View Dr. Ghazi's full list of publications from PubMed.
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